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Population: 4,961

Nearby Towns: Fakenham, King's Lynn, Wells-next-the-Sea

Average speed cameras could still be installed on the A149 between King’s Lynn and Hunstanton.

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Work on a crossing to serve a new housing estate has been postponed.

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JD Wetherspoon says it has no plans to open a pub in Hunstanton.

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A shrine has been restored in memory of Polish troops who helped defend Norfolk from the threat of invasion.

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Thieves at work in Norfolk village

Monday, October 29, 2018

Police are appealing for information after thieves targeted homes in a coastal village.

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Five rescued by Hunstanton lifeboat

Monday, October 22, 2018

Five people were towed to safey after their cabin cruiser broke down on a fishing trip.

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A dentist’s practice is set to close, forcing thousands of patients to find a new surgery.

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A fruit farm is staging its 66th apple day on Sunday.

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A residential home has been rated inadequate by the care watchdog.

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Plans to demolish a former print works and build flats on the site look set to get the go-ahead today.

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Video WATCH: Soapbox Derby takes place in Hunstanton

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Hunstanton RNLI sailed home to victory in the resort’s Searles Soapbox Derby today.

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After last years Hallowe’en murder mystery event success, the Strange Fascination Theatre bring another evening full of terrifying horror to Hunstanton.

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Hunstanton flats scheme set for go-ahead

Monday, September 24, 2018

Plans to demolish a former print works and build flats on the site look set to get the go-ahead.

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The Searles Soap Box Derby has been postponed until Sunday, September 30.

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The soap box derby comes rolling into Hunstanton this weekend.

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Parts of Hunstanton prom will be closed off for repairs from Monday.

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A Norfolk-based photographer is stepping into the light by publishing his first book after suffering from mental health issues.

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Could Radio 1 Roadshow return to Norfolk?

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

It used to be the biggest thing to hit the seaside all summer - and now it’s set to hit the road again.

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Obituary - Lord Peter Melchett

Friday, August 31, 2018

Lord Peter Melchett passed away peacefully at his beloved Norfolk farm on Wednesday night.

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It’s only a matter of time before another drowning happens on Brancaster Beach.

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Sucking on a two pence piece will not defeat the breathalyser.

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It was a busy day for RNLI teams on the north Norfolk coast, with two call-outs within 75 minutes of each other.

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Residents and organisations in West Norfolk will have the opportunity to show they Love West Norfolk as new plans for phase two of the campaign are announced.

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The Hunstanton RNLI has been praised on social media after rescuing three teenage girls who were struggling against the tide off the north Norfolk coast.

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Crowds flocked to an allotment club’s annual open day, as produce and plots went on show.

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Police are appealing for witnesses to a road traffic collision which happened at Hunstanton yesterday afternoon.

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A woman in her 30s has been questioned and released without charge in connection with an attack on a church.

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Church boarded up after attack

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Worshippers will today gather in a boarded-up church.

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Police called to attack on church

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Police are investigating what appears to be an attack on a church.

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Video Big Coastal Clean Up launched at Old Hunstanton

Saturday, August 4, 2018

More than 20 people turned out to launch the EDP’s Big Coast Clean Up.

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Join our beach clean at Old Hunstanton

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Our big coastal clean-up gets under way this weekend.

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A sea life sanctuary is on course to rescue a record number of seal pups this year.

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Experts at Hunstanton Sea Life Sanctuary say this is what to do if you find what appears to be an abandoned seal pup.

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Retired marine engineer Bill Cooper, from Hunstanton, feared he had incurable Parkinson’s disease.

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A Parkinson’s disease sufferer is walking Norfolk’s coastline to raise funds for research and raise awareness of the condition.

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The Hunstanton Soap Box Derby becomes the Searles Soap Box Derby as Searles Leisure Resort is announced as the main event sponsor.

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Police swoop at Tesco in Hunstanton

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Police arrested two suspected shoplifters andd recovered goods including spirits and designer clothing.

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Whale seen off Norfolk beach

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

A whale has been sighted off Hunstanton this afternoon.

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A sign which has been confusing visitors in Hunstanton is set to be moved.

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Sunseekers are being warned to check tide times and not venture out onto sandbanks after a lifeeboat was called out four times over a single weekend.

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Britain in Bloom judges have been casting their eye over two East Anglian towns who are hopeful of success in this year’s contest.

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A new parlour has brought a taste of Italy to Sunny Hunny.

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A survey starts next week to see how Hunstanton’s southern seafront could be redeveloped.

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Health chiefs issue sunburn warning

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Health chiefs are warning people to wear sunscreen after nearly 60 people needed treatment for sunburn in West Norfolk last year.

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A common seal pup discovered among the rocks at Brancaster beach in north Norfolk is recovering well.

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Hunstanton Town Council has welcomed a bid to breathe new life into the resort’s southern seafront.

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An 84-year-old man has been left devastated after thieves stole his beloved collection of cage birds.

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Two men were arrested for shouting abuse outside a police station.

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Congestion on the A149 needs to be dealt with before a revamp of Hunstanton’s southern seafront to boost tourism in the town.

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A popular colourful charity fun run will be coming to Hunstanton this year.

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A tiny patch of land has become the centre of a major village row - with a landowner and parish council at loggerheads over who owns it.

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A seal which was found with a discarded air filter wrapped around his neck has been released after being nursed back to health.

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People in West Norfolk are being urged to support hard working doctors and nurses over the Bank Holiday Weekend.

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This idyllic late Georgian residence overlooking the sea, for sale for £895,000, is believed to have been the Bishop of Norwich’s country retreat as well as an army base during the war.

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Police have released CCTV images of two women following a baby milk theft at a Tesco store.

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Three people were arrested on suspicion of drug offences after police raided a property in Hunstanton.

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The first painted ceramic tiles have been laid today on the newly-refurbished toilet block in Hunstanton’s Heritage Gardens.

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For many of us, bad weather is a minor annoyance – but for tourism businesses too much of it can mean the difference between managing or foundering.

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The danger posed to marine animals by discarded waste plastic has been illustrated by a rescued juvenile grey seal displaying some unusual behaviour.

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A popular bus service along the Norfolk coast is being extended by its new operator from today.

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Flood alert issued for Hunstanton

Sunday, April 29, 2018

A flood alert has been issued for part of the Norfolk coast.

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The discovery of Seahenge is being celebrated 20 years after the Bronze Age timber circle was uncovered by the tides on a Norfolk beach.

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Two women have been arrested for drug offences in two seaside resorts.

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A Royal Air Force bomb disposal team carried out a controlled explosion in Hunstanton.

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A second drop-in public consultation event about the Hunstanton Coastal Management Plan is being held on Monday, April 9.

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The Norfolk Coast has been a nationally protected area for 50 years, and today sees the launch of a series of exciting events to mark the occasion.

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Penguins in a seaside attraction have been showing off their new home.

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There’s plenty to do in West Norfolk over Easter.

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Revised charges at a group of West Norfolk leisure centres go live from Monday.

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Dersingham vicar Mark Capron is swapping the church aisle for the catwalk of the M & Co Charity Fashion Show.

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Proposals to improve public access along a 37-mile stretch of Norfolk coast have been published.

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North West Norfolk MP Sir Henry Bellingham helped lay the building blocks of McCarthy and Stone’s forthcoming retirement development in Hunstanton.

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Penguins at a sea life centre are getting a bigger home as their colony grows.

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Just days after the departure of the Beast from the East, ponds are stirring with a sure sign Spring’s on its way.

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The mystery objects which washed up on a Norfolk beach turned out to be the remains of ancient trees.

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Dog owners are being urged to keep their pets under control after a deer was savagely attacked at a nature reserve.

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A bomb disposal unit has been despatched to Holme to investigate an unexploded device on the beach.

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Drivers on the A149 between King’s Lynn and Hunstanton will be monitored by average speed cameras.

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A couple whose young daughter’s underwear was stolen by a man who went on to attempt to abduct a child said he should not have been allowed to walk free from court.

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Video Police rescue woman from freezing sea

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Police went into the sea to rescue a woman from the water.

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Video Heavy snowfall in West Norfolk

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

There was heavy snowfall in West Norfolk overnight, with more forecast for today.

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A new one-way system could be brought into force on residential streets in Hunstanton.

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Friends of the Hunstanton Heritage Gardens are reconvening after a short break.

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New project to remember Snettisham 45

Thursday, February 22, 2018

A village which lost one in six of its young men to the First World War is pledging to remember them all.

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A driver faces a trip to see the beak after being pulled over near the bird reserve at Titchwell.

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Serious flooding like the 2013 storm surge which devastated Norfolk’s coastline are set to become more frequent, scientists warn.

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A colony of leaf-cutter ants have received what is believed to be the world’s smallest Valentine’s Day card.

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Plans to demolish a former print works and build flats on the site have been turned down.

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Plans to demolish a former print works and build 16 flats look set to get the go-ahead.

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A new coastal management plan is being drawn up for Hunstanton.

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Norfolk’s disused rail lines could be turned into cycle paths or walking routes.

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People will be able to refill water bottles for free at shops, cafes, businesses and water fountains across England as part of a scheme tested in Norfolk.

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Hunstanton bus station could be moved

Thursday, January 25, 2018

A survey which could see Hunstanton’s bus station and library move is under way.

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Plans to build 30 affordable homes on a field in Hunstanton have angered people living around the site.

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Thousands of leisure centre users in West Norfolk could face higher charges for sports facilities.

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Homeless women and those on low incomes in West Norfolk will benefit from the extension of a service set up to provide free sanitary products at libraries.

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This is the terrifying moment a masked man armed with a 10ins kitchen knife tried to rob a corner shop.

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Police hunt knife robber in resort

Friday, January 5, 2018

A female shop worker was threatened with a knife by a masked man demanding money.

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New car wash proposed for resort

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

A new hand car wash could be build at a seaside supermarket.

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Riddle of Norfolk whale sightings

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Mystery surrounds reports a group of whales have been sighted in The Wash.

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